New numbers show a strengthening economy, but why does it skip so many American workers? We talk today with two experts about middle-class values and the value of the middle class. Union president David Rolf notes the irony that this is one of the best times to be a consumer and the worst time to be an employee. Economic analyst David Madland shows that trickle-down economics has failed and that ultimately facts will trump special interests and ideology. And Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar talks with Bill Press about her new book.
- August 30, 2015 With Labor Day coming up, union president David Rolf and economic analyst David Madland explain how a strong economy relies on the middle class. And Bill Press interviews Senator Amy Klobuchar.
- David Rolf Union leader David Rolf says even Republicans can be persuaded that America will be better off with a strong middle class. But it’s the plutocrats and their hired guns standing in the way.
- David Madland Economic expert and author David Madland says it’s a strong middle class that makes democracy work and even Republicans can be persuaded of that.
- Amy Klobuchar Bill Press and his guest, Senator Amy Klobuchar
- Jim Hightower